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15 important things you should know about Catholic Investor KCLSX mutual fund

Updated: September 10, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

Before we start: if you’re looking for KCLSX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "KCLSX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on KCLSX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "KCLSX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell KCLSX? Or perhaps you’re looking for KCLSX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this KCLSX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: KCLSX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: KCLSX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in KCLSX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to KCLSX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund III: Knights of Columbus Limited Duration Bond Fund; Class S Shares (KCLSX).
  2. What are KCLSX holdings?
  3. What is KCLSX performance? What are KCLSX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did KCLSX have historically?
  5. What is KCLSX dividend yield?
  6. What is KCLSX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is KCLSX expense ratio?
  8. Does KCLSX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is KCLSX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is KCLSX beta? How would you assess KCLSX risk?
  11. What is KCLSX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is KCLSX Finny Score? KCLSX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in KCLSX? What are KCLSX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in KCLSX? What are KCLSX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund III: Knights of Columbus Limited Duration Bond Fund; Class S Shares (KCLSX).

The Fund seeks current income and capital preservation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings, in bonds. The Fund may invest in securities with any maturity or duration, but seeks to maintain an average duration similar to that of the Barclays Capital 1-3 Year US Government/Credit Index.

2. What are KCLSX top holdings?

KCLSX has 0 stock holdings and 182 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 15.10% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Notes 1.12% N/A 7.85%
United States Treasury Notes 1.75% N/A 1.20%
HONDA AUTO RECEIVABLES OWNER TRUST 1.9% N/A 0.99%
CARVANA AUTO RECIEVABLES TRUST 2019-3 2.51% N/A 0.93%
Citigroup Inc. 1.49% N/A 0.88%
Ally Financial Inc. 3.88% N/A 0.83%
DTE Energy Company 3.85% N/A 0.81%
HONDA AUTO RECEIVABLES OWNER TRUST 1.83% N/A 0.81%
First Republic Bank San Francisco 1.91% N/A 0.80%

3. What is KCLSX performance? What are KCLSX historical returns?

KCLSX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.10%;
  • 3-month return is 1.39%;
  • 1-year return is 2.81%;
  • 3-year return is 2.50%;
  • 5-year return is 2.03%.

4. How many up and down years did KCLSX have historically?

In the last 10 years, KCLSX had 10 up years and 0 down years.

5. What is KCLSX dividend yield?

KCLSX yield is 2.38%.

6. What is KCLSX minimum initial investment amount?

KCLSX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is KCLSX expense ratio?

KCLSX expense ratio is 0.58%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does KCLSX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

KCLSX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. KCLSX front-end sales load is 0. KCLSX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is KCLSX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.88%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.89%.

10. What is KCLSX beta? How would you assess KCLSX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 0.41;
  • 5-year beta is 0.35.

11. What is KCLSX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.32;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.38.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 40. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 40.

13. What are the pros of investing in KCLSX? What are KCLSX buy reasons?

The following are KCLSX strengths from our perspective:

  • KCLSX 5-year return is 2.03%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 2.12%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in KCLSX? What are KCLSX negatives?

The following are KCLSX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • KCLSX net assets are $0.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • KCLSX 3-year return is 2.5%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 2.79%.
  • KCLSX expense ratio is 0.58%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the KCLSX review, we covered KCLSX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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